Tag Archives: open-source

DTOcean

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DTOcean, which stands for Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays, aims at at accelerating the industrial development of ocean energy power generation knowledge, and providing design tools for deploying the first generation of wave and tidal energy converter arrays. It gathers 18 partners from 11 countries (Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, France, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and United States of America) under the coordination of the University of Edinburgh.

DTOcean work planning has been implemented as five content-orientated Work Packages (Hydrodynamics, Electrical Sub-systems, Moorings & Foundations, Installation and Operations & Maintenance) guided by two defining work packages (Scenarios and Management & Coordination) which set the underpinning scope in relation to a range of array sizes and hydrodynamic layouts. The outputs, feedbacks and interactions within these culminate in the Integration Work Package where the design tools are actually developed.

The newly released, open-source, integrated DTOcean v1.0 software package can be downloaded here.

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Open Wave Energy Project

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Open-source offshore renewable energy is happening! Open Wave Energy Project (OWEP) is developing an open-source wave energy converter called iowep. They have already completed scaled tests at Aalborg University as part of the EU FP-7 funded MARINET program, and they plan to deploy a larger version in Norwegian waters.

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In the spirit of open-source, their website provides detailed descriptions, pictures, and videos of the iowep, allows access to their scientific reports including the results of their MARINET tests, and promises to publish data from future tests.

Check them out at: openwaveenergy.org